Campfire in Forest

Summer Camps

Have an extra special adventure and spend your summer outside at forest school! We're now offering summer camp programs for children ages 3+ Choose from a variety of dates, themes, times, and age groups that will best fit your child's needs. Our sparrow camp is for children ages 3-6. It meets 3 days per week on M/T/W from 8:30am-11:30am. Our falcon camp is for children ages 7-10 and meets on the same dates and times as the sparrows. Our wilderness camp is for ages 7-14 and meets 3-days per week on M/T/W from 12:30-3:30pm. Children ages 7+ can have a customized experience and attend  both camps in one week! Sign up for just one week, or add every week of camp to your schedule. 

SPARROW CAMP AGES 3-6

Designed for potty-trained children ages 3-6, Sparrow Camp is sure to be the highlight of the summer! Your child will be guided along to fun summer adventures with friends. Den building, creek play, bug catching and art making will ensue. Small groups of 12 campers will be accompanied by 2 trained forest school teachers as they set off exploring the world around them with all of their senses. Weekly themes on M/T/W from 8:30am-11:30am will set the tone for the fun camp activities we have planned, giving campers a fun, unique experience no matter which week(s) of camp they attend. Each day will feature guided activities, as well as free time to play, explore and grow!

WILDERNESS CAMP
AGES 7-14

Designed for children ages 7-14, our wilderness camp will help your child practice primal survival skills. One teacher will guide 10 students on survival adventures Bear Grylls-style. Wilderness camp is not the the same as forest survival school. It takes place over 3-days, not 8 weeks, and campers will not receive any survival tools or materials to use at home. Instead, get a taste of new skills each week you attend wilderness camp. Practice basic skills while you're here like shelter and fire building, or orienteering and knot-tying. Each week of camp will feature new skills to practice. Sign up for just one week, or try multiple weeks of camp. Each camp meets on M/T/W from 12:30-3:30pm on specified dates. See our camp schedule below.

PAYMENT

Each week of camp costs $120 per child. Children enrolled in both Falcon camp and Wilderness camp the same week can stay for lunch hour for an additional $25 fee. Children enrolled in multiple camp weeks or times this summer will pay $110 per camp week. This fee applies to siblings enrolling together, or one child enrolling in multiple camps. Please only choose this payment option if you register for multiple camps at once. Use code: MULTI10 for the multiple camp discount.

FALCON CAMP AGES 7-10

Big kids ages 7-10 will dive deep into nature at Falcon Camp. 10 campers will be guided by 1 trained forest school teacher to access a new world of summer adventures. This summer, make new friends and spend your day outside. Our forest, creek, treehouse and zip-line offer endless ways to play. Build, paint, play, climb, and explore the world around you. Weekly themes on M/T/W from 8:30am-11:30am will set the tone for the fun camp activities we have planned, giving campers a fun, unique experience no matter which week(s) of camp they attend. Each day will feature guided activities, as well as free time to play, explore and grow!

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS SUMMER

Dress for the weather, we meet outside rain or shine! Each day of camp, your child will be immersed in nature learning about ecology, practical outdoor skills and working on child-led projects with their peers. Our unique summer camps will help your child build confidence, independence, problem solving skills, critical thinking and collaboration. Many of these skills translate directly into academics and will help students excel in every task and learning subject. If dangerous weather occurs, such as thunderstorms, camp will meet inside the schoolhouse building until inclement weather passes. 

LOCATION

Our summer camps will take place at our forest school site. Our site features an air conditioned schoolhouse with restrooms, a creek, a zip line, a treehouse and multiple fire-pits surrounded by woodlands. We are conveniently located just off I-355 and I-80 near Francis, Schoolhouse and Parker Rd in Mokena. Our address is 12823 W Regan Rd, Mokena, IL, 60448. 

Registration Process

1. Choose the camp week(s) you'd like to register for. You'll have to register for each week and camp type individually. Purchasing camp weeks for multiple students in the same age group can be done in the same transaction. Each camp has space for 10 students. Registration will automatically close when camp spots are full.

2. Click "Register" next to the camp week you are registering for. Fill out your information and pay for camp. If you are registering multiple weeks or age groups, you will have to click each week separately to register. If you want your child to stay for social lunch hour, check that box on the wilderness camp registration form and click the "purchase" button under "Social Lunch Hour" below to pay the fee and hold your spot for lunch. Your lunch fee will be applied to the week(s) you registered for.

3. Once payment is received, your spot is saved! You'll get an email at least a week before camp with a form to fill out additional information about your child, waivers you'll need to sign, and our parent handbook. 

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Camp Dates & Themes

Sparrow & Falcon Camp Ages 3-10 8:30am-11:30am

Wilderness Camp Ages
7-14 12:30pm-3:30pm

  • June 13-15 All About Animals 

  • June 20-22 Forts, Fun and Fairy Tales

  • June 27-29 Hurray for Habitats 

  • July 11-13 Creek Week 

  • July 25-29 Nature Treasure Hunters 

  • August 1-3 Pollinator Power 

  • August 8-10 Arts & Crafts in Nature 

  • August 15-17 Exploring with our Senses 

  • June 13-15 Shelter Building and Cordage 

  • June 20-22 Orienteering and Fire Building 

  • June 27-29 Trapping/Fishing 

  • July 11-13 Orienteering and Fire Building 

  • July 25-29 Trapping/Fishing 

  • August 1-3 Shelter Building and Cordage

  • August 8-10 Orienteering and Fire Building 

  • August 15-17 Trapping/Fishing 

11:30-12:30pm
Social Lunch Hour
Add $25 per week

Pack a lunch and hang around the camp fire. Play and decompress with friends before your next class begins.

Sparrow Camp Registration Ages 3-6

  • Aug 15, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Mokena, 12823 W Regan Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA
    Aug 15-17 8:30am-11:30am Small groups of 12 campers will be accompanied by 2 trained forest school teachers as they set off exploring the world around them with all of their senses. Weekly themes will set the tone for the fun camp activities we have planned, giving campers a fun, unique experience.

Falcon Camp Registration Ages 7-10

  • Aug 15, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Mokena, 12823 W Regan Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA
    Aug 15-17 8:30am-11:30am Build, paint, play, climb, and explore the world around you. Weekly themes will set the tone for the fun camp activities we have planned, giving campers a fun, unique experience no matter which week(s) of camp they attend.

Wilderness Camp Registration Ages 7+